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Orphaned Tiger Given Goat to Eat, Befriends It Instead


Offbeat  (tags: environment, animals, protection, wildlife )

Cher
- 649 days ago - treehugger.com
In 2009, a Bengal tiger cub was rescued from India's Dhaba forest range, left helpless after the disappearance of its mother. Over the next few years, keepers at the Bor Wildlife Sanctuary raised the orphan, named Bhangaram, to adulthood in hopes of one



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Barbara D. (78)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 8:29 am
Kiity, you need to learn to be a tiger..........
 

Kay M. (348)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:25 am
probably lonely.
 

Kit B. (276)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 9:57 am

There goes another myth.
 

. (7)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:14 am
He's probably lonely, they should have let him have a friend! Thanks Cher.
 

Debbie Williamson (275)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:29 am
One lucky goat!
 

Christeen Anderson (549)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:11 am
Sweeeeet. Thank you.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:28 am
The last 2 paragraph's statistics were really horrifying.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:41 am
hmmm
 

. (0)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 11:54 am
sad and sweet..ty Cher
 

Debbie W. (117)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:04 pm
Cute and sad simultaneously.
 

Elizabeth M. (68)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 12:37 pm
Noted with sadness. Sadness because Bhangaram may never be introduced to the wild. Happy for the goat!
Thanks for this Cher.
 

Ruth M. (252)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 3:39 pm
The problem is that even if he did have the skills for hunting the awful chances are that the poachers would get him anyway. What's needed is a BIG solution to poachers but I don't know if there ever will be as where there's money there's poachers!!!!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 5:00 pm
noted
 

Rosa mc (47)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 7:04 pm
Thank the goats lucky stars!
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday March 10, 2013, 10:20 pm
i hate when ppl call an animal a beast.
 

Gvapo T. (22)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:49 am
thanks cher
but this is really horrible - last part of the article:
"All told, however, tiger populations throughout the world have dropped 96.8 percent over the last two decades from poaching and habitat loss."
 

Patricia H. (454)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:13 am
noted
 

Tanya W. (55)
Monday March 11, 2013, 5:56 am
Noted, Chose love over lunch.....
 

Natasha Salgado (576)
Monday March 11, 2013, 6:31 am
Overall a sad story except for the Goat. What do you expect the Tiger to do...just kill and eat it??? He is now a tamed Lion and should never be released into the wild. Please move this lonely Tiger to a cageless sanctuary where he can roam freely with other Tigers. Thanks Cher.
 

Kathleen G. (118)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:17 am
Soon the murderous poachers will exterminate all the tigers in the wild and then there will only be tigers in concrete prisons for people to see.What kind of legacy is this? Do we tell our children that wild tigers,elephants and rhinos were slaughtered to extinction by despicable, vile people who sold their parts to stupid people for medicine,that never did work??Do we tell them that no one protected these magnificent animals from mans' greed?This poor tiger in the article hopefully will be moved to a sanctuary where he can roam and be safe from the heartless murders who want to kill him.
 

Ruth S. (298)
Monday March 11, 2013, 7:23 am
This Tiger has a gentle soul.
 

Anna Undebeck (205)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:34 am
Thank you Cher.
 

holly masih (68)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:40 am
Now if people would help instead of trying to devour one another.....
 

Jaime A. (35)
Monday March 11, 2013, 8:56 am
Noted, thanks.
 

tasunka m. (338)
Monday March 11, 2013, 9:57 am
reminds me of a story from WWII, a starving man was given a rabbit to slaughter and eat..
although, he and his wife hadn't eaten in a long time,he could not bring himself to kill the bunny

(that man was my dad)
 

Thomas P. (468)
Monday March 11, 2013, 11:03 am
Noted...nice story. Thanks Cher.
 

Peter Wimett Jr (0)
Monday March 11, 2013, 12:19 pm
noted
 

Eternal Gardener (761)
Monday March 11, 2013, 3:21 pm
Gotsie!
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 4:21 am
what a sweet tiger, more lonely than hungry!
 

Beth M. (244)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 1:57 pm
Two-headed sword---Bhangaram cannot be released to the wild, but that may save him from poachers.
 

Suju Bala (26)
Thursday July 11, 2013, 10:40 am
the tiger is a a sweet being.. and non-violent too.. had a hearty laugh and am so happy.. thank you for this lovely story.. we need to hear more like this everyday..
 

Kimberly B. (2)
Wednesday November 19, 2014, 9:37 am
This tiger is not "wild", and shouldn't be released into the wild; he showed more prudence than his "managers" did. Sadly, the reason he was alone was, more than likely, his mother was poached, so, please show him the compassion he showed the goat and give him a good life. Another suggestion, punish those that kill tigers more aggressively.
 
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